Orange Basslet (species: Pseudanthias squamipinnis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Orange Basslet

©Anne Hoggett: Female Orange Basslet at Cod Hole

©Anne Hoggett: Male Pseudanthias squamipinnis at Cod Hole. Thanks to Dr Andy Lewis for the identification.

©Luisa Fontoura: Pseudanthias squamipinnis at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Pseudanthias
Species Pseudanthias squamipinnis



Distinguishing features

Males have elongate third dorsal fin ray and a purple blotch on outer part of pectoral fin.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bshary, A. and R. Bshary (2012). Individual differences in foraging strategies of parasitic Sabre-Tooth Blennies. PLoS ONE, 7(9): e45998. LIRS catalog number 1554.